Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Written Word



This is the Jet Age… everything is literally at your fingertips. In the quest to maximise every ounce of productivity, and to make each second count, we have invented devices, gadgets which have replaced the way we interact with each other.


We were the sms generation, and that too is passé now. It’s the Tweet generation, conversations that do not last 140 characters.


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Ask yourself, when was the last time you put pen to paper and wrote something. Not a signature on a cheque, not while making office notes, but an actual thought or maybe a letter to a loved one.


For me, nothing can quite replace the written word. the personal touch, the thought and the visible sign of the person’s handwriting is something no MS word software can ever reproduce.


When I was in hostel, we were to compulsorily write to our parents every fortnight. I always had too much to write, resulting in sheets and sheets of paper. These days, with the call charges being so low, and technology catching up… who writes letters these days.


Think about it, delve into your inner thoughts, pick up a piece of paper and write to whoever you wish to, the “old fashioned” way.

13 comments:

Tushar Mangl said...

Yeah, right. And those conversations and letters, you can still dig up and cherish, but the endless conversations on the phone, easily slip out of the mind,

prIncEss said...

Haha! true true! I like this a lot Rahul :)

Anonymous said...

I just came back from the Vegas area and have to say compelling someone to write a traditional letter isn't such a bad idea!



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Nidhi said...

Hey Rahul....remember me? I got pretty infrequent at blogging but now wanna get regular at it again. How have you been all this while? Lovely post...and I guess its time for u to post again (at least we can be privileged to read ur MS words if not handwritten ones!) :)

Rahul... in City of Dreamz said...

@nidhi: Hi! Yes, like you even i have become very infrequent at blogging. :(

but it was nice to read your comment.. maybe i should get back to blogging more often. :)

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Valenchia said...

Love, love, love your post on the written word. I, too, agree that people are losing the ability to speak or write correctly and for some reason, that bothers me. I cringe everytime I hear someone say "supposebly" or "expecially. Oh, there are countless other faux pas, but I won't bore you with them. I'm sure you already know what I mean.

Write on, my friend! I will do the same.

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yeah. you are right.. written word had been left behind a decade ago.. wonder what will be coming next?

ketki said...

heyy.. you write really well.. y dont u start writing again?

Anonymous said...

a nice and truth of present day in your blog..superb..hope u also get into writing letters soon to your near and dear once rather then emailing and messaging.. :)

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